Composer & Educator

Scott Watson

What music colleagues are saying about Dr. Scott Watson...

Featured Composition

Pirate Kings from the East (Alfred, Grade 1.5)

The legendary journey of the Three Kings is musically transported from the desert to the high seas, swapping the traditional caravan of camels with a fearsome tall ship and pirate crew! Bold themes, triple-meter sea-shanty rhythms, and exciting percussion contribute to the high-spirited adventure. At the stirring conclusion of this buccaneer drama, one can almost hear the maritime Magi heartily proclaiming, "We Three Kings of Orient... ARRRGH!

The Music of Scott Watson on Alfred's Score & Sound YouTube Channel!

(Grade 3) Honorable Mention in the 2024 Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds Composition Contest

(Grade 3)

(Grade 1.5)

(Grade 1)

Celebratory Fanfare (Gr. 1) FLEX, Escape from Thunder Mountain (Gr. 1.5) FLEX, Rock Solid (Gr. 2) FLEX,  At the Feast of Stephen (Gr. 1) FLEX !

Terracotta Warriors...The MOVIE

Video created to enhance the music as it is performed live in concert!

Composer Name That Tune Challenge!

A silly, little game show where I attempt to guess my own compositions after hearing only 5 seconds of each. See how I did!

Interested in scheduling a "Virtual" Rehearsal with composer, Scott Watson? 

A NEW collection of flexible instrumentation and instrument-specific solos, with piano accompaniment. Available in SmartMusic and at Each solo comes with SI Soloist Exercises which help prepare the player, and Sound Advice program notes and rehearsal tips. 

by Scott Watson: 

Monarch (Solo Flute and Piano, Grade 3).

Mustang Spirit (any Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)

Sur la Glace (Solo Oboe and Piano, Grade 2)

Dance of the Night (and Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)

MakeMusic interview at the 2022 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.


Soli Deo Gloria!